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Friday, March 16, 2018

On the verge of politics and culture: book fair opens at ENEA

From 7 to 11 September at ENEA will be the largest in Russia book fair, the 29th in a row. Open it not the Minister of culture and Chairman of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin. Pelevin, of course, there is no wait, but Bykov, Ulitskaya, Weller, thank God, nobody forbids to the public. In fact, the curious promise a lot – the 600 activities in which “MK” will not be lost.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

The most important thing. On the bestseller this autumn, claims to be “the Lamp of Methuselah, or Extreme battle security officers with the masons” by Victor Pelevin. As always, the author does not comment, and the publisher keeps the intrigue. But we already know that the events of the novel begin in the nineteenth century and the end of our time. The ambiguous international position of Russia Pelevin this time explains through the prism of Freemasonry.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina
Dmitry Bykov

photo: Natalia Muslinkina
Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Redaction of Elena Shubina all summer preparing the collection “Moscow: the meeting place” from 32 authors. Among them – Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Dmitry Glukhovsky, observer of the “MK” Alexander Minkin and, of course, Dmitry Bykov, who calls the collection the must-have for yourself the book: “This is the most intimate that was published in Moscow in recent years. Intimate – not because sex, but because it is the memory of Moscow childhood. The memories of Muscovites, which we never told anyone. You will learn the most secret and cherished what we’re made of. I wrote about Lenin hills, near which I live. Place all my life it is impossible to spoil because it is under the direct divine protection”.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina
Michael Weller

Policy. Grigory Yavlinsky will analyze features of the political system, which are described in his essay “the Peripheral authoritarianism. How come Russia”. Michael Weller will come with a new book “the Eve of nowhere”. It is expected that the presentation of the publication of the investigative Committee about the most notorious crimes of the XXI century, as always, “lit” Vladimir Markin. The most pressing issues to talk political show-man, a regular contributor to the “MK” Stanislav Belkovsky. And finally, to communicate with readers and to present their volumes will appear, the former mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov. Will Gennady Zyuganov, Alexander Khinshtein, in General, all those to whom the questions do not decrease.

Guests. At the may book fair in Thessaloniki the Russian participants were so warmly received that we decided to give back to the Greeks of the same coin, making them the guests of honor. Come a living legend of Greece, 91-year-old writer Alki zei, with the last book “the Leopard behind the glass”. Still expected a lot of talented Greek youngsters. But the biggest delegation, of course, China: 48 publishing houses and 1000 books. Persian literature will be presented more modest, but from Iran will bring a translated collection of short stories by Fazil Iskander. Armenia will share the anthology Bryusov and album about Mandelstam. And Cuba, who misses Fidel Castro will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the revolutionary exhibition of his rare photographs.

Children. So here is a gift! A series of amusing Zoology for kids will present Joseph Kobzon, Andrey Makarevich, Leonid Agutin, Efim Shifrin, Valery Syutkin, and Tatyana Lazareva. They all try on the role of animals and told about their lives from the inside out. The older children will launch the festival, “Read! Learn! Live brightly!”, which will hold about a hundred workshops and quizzes. Students will be able to practice filming on a smartphone. And the kids will see, how to draw cartoons and try to create your own.

Professionals. The key will be a round table on “the Art of literary diplomacy”, where the main person of our book publishing will tell you the ways in which Russian literature tries to capture the foreign market. Can you predict the market development of e-books, will tell about the intricacies of promotion publications and will present technological innovations. Will daily work job fair the leading publishing houses and bookselling companies, so there will be a chance to find a job.

Knigabyte. The so-called space dedicated to new technologies in the book industry. Here will appear the brightest of the domestic projects using augmented reality. Will show “reviving” tale of the virtual book-rarities, and Museum exhibits. TV presenter Fekla Tolstaya will introduce the project “All Tolstoy in one click” – reference e-version 90-volume collected works, in which not only the writer, but also his diaries, letters.

Award. Primarily a concern for many, whose work called “Book of the year. It is interesting to know the winners of the award “READ RUSSIAREAD RUSSIA” is the best translation from Russian.

Features. a) Fair spreading, now it takes two street scenes near the pavilion №75. b) the Organizers decided to pay tribute to the Year of cinema, combining literature and cinema. Of the most anticipated of this program – meeting of writers and publishers with the Directors where they will decide what work is to film. C) Prepare LaCugna, where we will talk about non-fiction. g) the Second floor will become a TV Studio, where the radio station and personal Studio fair.


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